Personal injury

Personal injury compensation claims in Scotland

For a free consultation call us today. From our Edinburgh office, our Scottish Personal Injury Solicitors are waiting for your call. Slater and Gordon is one of the UK's leading No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors with the expertise to help you get the compensation you need.

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No Win No Fee Compensation

Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and most well-known consumer law firms, with offices in Scotland, England and Wales. Our Scottish solicitors can operate a No Win No Fee service and can assist you in making a No Win No Fee claim. You can trust us to get you the compensation you deserve. Talk to us now on freephone 0800 780 2730 or contact us online to speak to one of our specialists today.

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What sort of personal injuries can I claim for?

The list below covers some of the most common cause of personal injury Slater and Gordon deals with on a daily basis.

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Can I make a personal injury claim in Scotland?

Whilst there are many similarities between English and Scottish law, there are some key differences and intricacies which is why we have specialist Scottish team based in Edinburgh. Our expert lawyers are waiting to take your call; to start your claim we simply need some initial information about your or your loved one's injury, such as what happened, where it happened and who else was involved. Our expert care team can help by explaining everything we need to start your claim, so get in touch today.

Time limits for scottish personal injury claims

It's important to note that there are time limits in making a claim for personal injury. In Scotland, the "Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act" sets rules about when claims should be made. The general rule is that a claim should be made within three years from the date the incident occurred or the date you first realised you had suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence.

If you're a family member claiming on behalf of someone who has died, the claim must be made within three years of the date of their death. In Scotland, time limits for children don't begin until they reach 16 years old and in cases where the injured person lacks mental capacity, there's no time limit.

When bringing a case which took place whilst abroad, local laws may apply and time limits may vary. It's therefore important if you've suffered a personal injury to contact Slater and Gordon's specialist personal injury lawyers as soon as possible once the incident has occurred. We'll be able to let you know if you can make a claim.

About our personal injury solicitors in Scotland

Our team of personal injury solicitors in Scotland, based in our Edinburgh office, have particular expertise in accidents at work, including industrial diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, road traffic accidents and whiplash claims, accidents in public places and claims against highway authorities.

We use all our combined legal expertise to get the best possible results for those injured in accidents across Scotland and the rest of the UK due to someone else's negligence.

Slater and Gordon Lawyers have secured hundreds of millions of pounds in personal injury compensation for people injured in accidents ranging from cycling and road traffic accident claims to brain injury, industrial disease and spinal injury compensation claims.

Case studies

£80,000 for Post-Traumatic Arthritis after Work Accident

A man injured after falling down a set of stairs at work received £80,000 in damages after being told he had developed post-traumatic arthritis.

£23,000 for Whiplash and Other Soft Tissue Injuries

A woman received over £20,000 compensation after she sustained whiplash and other soft tissue injuries following a road traffic accident.

£10,000 for Teaching Assistant after Classroom Assault

Slater and Gordon Solicitor was instructed by a Teaching Assistant who was assaulted while carrying out her duties.